It’s been talked about for decades, but these conceptual plans makes the Bloody Run Greenway seem slightly more possible.
And yes, it does have a $1 billion total price tag. However, breaking the project into smaller phases makes it a bit more palatable.
Besides, how amazing would it be to have a creek running next to the Dequindre Cut?
Or a waterfall next to the shipping container hotel proposed for the Cut?
Are the recent demolitions east of Eastern Market related? We’re not sure, but both the demolitions and the Bloody Run project have Kresge Foundation funding.
Dequindre Cut Extension
While we don’t have any recent updates on the Dequindre Cut extension, the project must be out to bid by July of this year. We have seen the construction drawings and it looks phenomenal.
Keep in mind that this project will:
- Extend the Cut under Gratiot and on to Mack Avenue
- Add bike lanes from end of the Cut to Hamtramck
- Add an Eastern Market connector trail just north of Wilkins
- Add bike lanes and sidewalks from Eastern Market to Midtown
- Add bike parking in Eastern Market
If Hamtramck receives grant funding this spring, they could build their bike network by next summer.
Current the Dequindre Cut is mostly undeveloped except for a rail car spur. That has been captured in this movie by Michelle Andonian entitled “The Cut.” That’s a living project that will evolve as the trail does.